Fluffy Butt Series

When P and I were at his 9 month wellness visit, the doctor noticed that he was wearing a cloth diaper and asked how my experience has been. I ended up talking her ear off for about 10 minutes. She asked if I would be willing to put together a sheet she can had out to her families. Apparently, she gets asked quite a bit about them. I was so honored and excited to take this project on. Cloth diapering can get pretty complicated with the huge selection of types, brands, cleaning agents and accessories. I am by no means an expert but I have learned a lot along the way and am slowly venturing into all of the cloth diaper impossibles and combination.

My plan isn’t to have set days that I post on this series or within a certain time frame. As a SAHM to a 10 month old boy, life gets in the way and when I set deadlines to my blogging, it becomes another item on my to-do list and not a hobby I enjoy.

Here is what I was thinking at the moment:

– The low down on cloth diapering including some numbers I put together on the cost benefit
– Extensive glossary of terms
– Types of cloth diapers
– Brands of cloth diapers
– Cleaning products, tips and tricks for keeping them clean
– Accessories available
– Cloth diaper resources

Did I miss anything? If there is something you were hoping to learn in particular, send me an email and I will make sure to include anything I know or can find out myself.

Here are some quick links of a few posts I have already done to keep you busy until my first post:

Getting Started
Prepping for Baby
Check In



  1. Loni May 8, 2013 at 2:10 am

    A lot of people who cloth diaper for economical reasons may balk at spending $23 on ONE diaper but will simultaneously not be excited about the old school cool of prefolds and flats. Maybe on your list of brands, include some popular cheap brands like Alva, Babyland, etc. and don’t forget to point out the vast community of for sale or trade groups!

    I wish my pediatrician was interested – she didn’t seem to notice our fluffy butt. :/

    1. Mary Meyer May 8, 2013 at 1:15 pm

      Thanks Loni, great advice. I will make sure to add it!

  2. Serena @ Thrift Diving May 8, 2013 at 2:35 am

    If I were you, I would include links to patterns so that people can sew their own. I used to make them for my oldest son (who’s now 6). I still have some left over from those days, and occasionally (rarely) I pull put my 18 month old in one. Much cheaper to make your own than even to buy! 🙂

    Thrift Diving

    1. Mary Meyer May 8, 2013 at 1:17 pm

      Thanks Serena. Maybe I will do an entire post dedicated to where to get the materials to make your own and websites to show you how!

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